Sometimes I have to remind myself that the activities I think I just don't have the energy to do, often end up energizing me more than I thought possible.
It's funny how that happens.
Thursday evening, for example, the kids wanted to play football after dinner.
Front yard football is a game Jeff is usually more than happy to play with the kids.
But Jeff was working.
And I was exhausted.
But I knew it would be far better for the kids to run around outside, rather than plop themselves in front of the TV for an hour, and so out the door we went.
As AJ and Gus raced around the yard, Sydney took time to appreciate the effect of the rain and wind earlier in the day. Picking up some of the brightly colored leaves, she exclaimed, "It's really fall!"
By the time we were done, I was feeling so much better. Thank you AJ and Sydney, for reminding me to stop and smell the crisp fall air.